Found this antique broadcast seeder hanging on a nail in the drive shed, the Cyclone Seed Sower, made in Urbana, Indiana, sometime way back when (patented 1925). The canvas is torn, but it's otherwise in good working order. Dunno exactly when it was last used, in the last decade … [Read more...] about Old broadcast seeder
Archives for January 2009
More snow. A few inches, I guess. I don't pay attention any more, unless there's too much snow to get out the door... I trudged out into the field, snow up to my knees, to check the greenhouse. It's doing fine as usual, fully inflated (it has two layers of plastic, with a fan … [Read more...] about Another snow day
Five hours and done! This year's main seed order was a first: finished in one session! Usually, it takes two. My head was starting to spin a little, but I felt COMPELLED by the late date to keep going (although I don't think I've ever been much earlier, I always just plan to be). … [Read more...] about Main order done!
It's not hard to like the aged, half-dead black locust tree right in front of the farmhouse, 'cause it always looks good. It's gnarled and sinister, kinda hypnotic, particularly on flat, grey days (I wonder if the creepy feel is a cultural thing, or if it looks that way to … [Read more...] about A favorite tree…
It's slow and steady with the new seedling room. I've only managed to commute to the new farm for one or two days a week this month. It's a little frustrating, watching the time go by, but I guess it's good for building up energy for all the stuff to come in the next three … [Read more...] about New seedling room: getting there!